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Biophysical interactions

Geography - biophysical interactions 8.2.1

Key syllabus outcomes:

A student:

  • differentiates between spatial and ecological dimensions in the study of geography P1
  • describes the interactions between the four components which define the biophysical environment P2
  • explains how a specific environment functions in terms of biophysical factors P3
  • selects, organises and analyses relevant geographical information from a variety of sources P8
  • uses maps, graphs and statistics, photographs and fieldwork to conduct geographical inquiries P9
  • communicates geographical information, ideas and issues using appropriate written and/or oral, cartographic and graphic forms P12

Learning activities may include:

  • Identify geographic landforms
  • Use GPS devices to record features and location
  • Summarise interactions between spheres
  • Measure and record physical components of the environment
  • Observe and record evidence of erosion, weathering and soil compaction
  • Observe and record adaptations of plants in at least two different environments
  • Examine management strategies and record purpose and effectiveness

Excursion sites:

  • Wallumarra Track (heath, woodland, rainforest)
  • Karloo Pools (woodland, heath, upland swamp)